This course is an introduction to social psychology, which is the scientific study of how social contexts influence and shape individual behavior. Topics typically covered include the relation of self and culture, person perception, attitudes and their relation to behavior, attribution theory, persuasion, conformity and obedience, interpersonal attraction, prejudice and discrimination, aggression, group dynamics, and intergroup relations. Multicultural factors may be explored within the context of several of the above mentioned topic areas.
Semesters: Fall, Spring
MnTC Goals: 5 , 7